CIE Tours Welcomes the First Guests Back to Ireland in Nearly 18 Months
MORRISTOWN, New Jersey – CIE Tours, the specialist in Ireland and Britain travel, has resumed operations to the Republic of Ireland and is proudly welcoming their first U.S. visitors to the country since March 2020. Guests booked on CIE Tours’ “Irish Heritage” guided vacation that began in Dublin on August 2 will be among the first Americans to return to Europe for leisure travel, and will be treated to some of Ireland’s most iconic sites and charming towns including Limerick, Blarney Castle, the Ring of Kerry, the Cliffs of Moher, the House of Waterford Crystal, the Cobh Heritage Centre, and many more.
Preparing to re-welcome guests has been a focus for the staff at CIE Tours for the past eighteen months, both in the headquarters location in New Jersey and on the ground in Ireland. With 90 years of experience hosting millions of travelers, CIE Tours operates at the highest levels of health and safety guidelines in the US and Europe, including new regional and national standards for COVID-19. In partnership with leading health organizations and tourism authorities, the company has instituted comprehensive health and safety standards and has attained certification for local destination safety certifications to ensure appropriate sanitizing, health protocols and physical distancing, all while maintaining CIE Tours’ signature Irish hospitality.
“Our team has been ready to resume tours for months now - the only thing preventing us from operating was closure of borders and governmental prohibitions against travel,” said CIE Tours’ CEO, Elizabeth Crabill. “We anticipated early on that coming out of lockdown some travelers might want to travel in smaller groups or independently, so in additional to our perennially popular guided tours like Irish Heritage, we also designed additional independent and guided travel options. In our new expanded portfolio, all our Ireland itineraries can now be taken one of four ways - on a full-sized coach, as a small group departure limited to 26 guests, as an independent self-drive vacation or with a personal driver/guide exclusively for their party.”
The guests on CIE Tours’ August 2nd Irish Heritage journey are among the first U.S. travelers to visit Ireland since the country’s reopening. To celebrate this milestone and invite even more travelers to experience Ireland and Britain, CIE Tours has launched its “Hot Deals, Cool Travel” promotion with some of this year’s best pricing on 2022 vacations. For bookings made by September 10, 2021, travelers can save up to 15% per person on sixteen of CIE Tours’ most popular guided vacations. Save 10% on all Custom Private Driver vacations and a selection of tour itineraries taken as self-drive vacation or with a private driver. Find details about the offer at CIETours.com.
About CIE Tours
CIE Tours is the premier tour operator for Ireland and Britain vacations, earning a reputation for excellence rooted in its signature Irish hospitality since 1932. The 2022 travel season marks 90 years of operation for the Morristown, New Jersey-based company during which it has taken more than three million travelers on the vacation of their dreams. Expertly crafted vacations to Ireland, Scotland, England, Wales, Iceland and Italy suit every travel style and taste - from the camaraderie of coach tours and custom group travel to a variety of independent adventures, small group tours and personalized private driver experiences.
CIE Tours knows how to take care of every detail and provides exclusive access, authentic experiences, and in- depth knowledge of each destination. Only CIE Tours offers the “All-In Inclusive Advantage” which guarantees that every experience and most meals are included, so there are never any hidden expenses. Above all, the genuine warmth and expertise of its guides and hosts shines through, with guest satisfaction ratings of 95%. For more information, visit www.CIETours.com.